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Encyclopedia > 3ABN
Three Angels Broadcast Network
Image:3abn logo.jpg
Type Television, Radio
Country Flag of the United States United States
Availability    International
Founder Danny and Linda Shelton
Key people Danny Shelton
Launch date November 23, 1986
Website 3abn.org

Three Angels Broadcasting Network, or 3ABN for short, is a not-for-profit, 24-hour television and radio networks which primarily focuses on Christian and health-oriented programming. Although it is independently owned and operated (not funded by any church or denominational group), some of the 3ABN staff are the members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, and the organization has received much of its funding from Seventh-day Adventist members. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Image File history File links 3abn_logo. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... is the 327th day of the year (328th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... A Radio network is a network system which distributes radio programming to multiple radio stations. ... For other uses, see Christian (disambiguation). ... The Seventh-day Adventist (abbreviated Adventist[1]) Church is a Christian denomination which is distinguished by its observance of Saturday, the seventh day of the week, as the Sabbath. ...

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History

The network's sign-on occurred on November 23, 1986, after 2 years of planning and construction of a satellite uplink site in Thompsonville, Illinois. Initially focusing on satellite broadcasting for the United States, 3ABN has since taken on several affiliates, which broadcast directly into television markets on VHF and UHF stations worldwide. is the 327th day of the year (328th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Thompsonville is a village located in Franklin County, Illinois. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (140,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... An affiliate is an entity with a relationship with a peer or a larger entity. ...


3ABN is the second-largest owner of Low Power TV stations in the U.S. In 2006 their broadcast outlets in the U.S. numbered over 100 stations, and they currently have several more construction permits. The network also has a large production center in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, and has produced a wide variety of Russian language television and radio programming since 1993. The programs are aired throughout the Russian-speaking countries on approximately 150 television stations and several satellite channels.


In 1999 and 2000 3ABN expanded into radio and satellite television in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Currently 3ABN is distributed around the world via 8 satellites, and through streaming video and audio on the Internet. The 3ABN Radio Network is growing rapidly in affiliates due to the FCC allowing for low power FM stations in the United States. For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Asia (disambiguation). ... A world map showing the continent of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. ... A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ... FCC redirects here. ... Low-power broadcasting is the concept of broadcasting at very low power and low cost, to a small community area. ...


In 2003 3ABN launched a Spanish and Portuguese Television Network called 3ABN Latino.


The ministry was co-founded by Danny Shelton, 54, with his wife at the time, Linda Shelton. Danny Shelton was also president of the network throughout most of its existence, and hosts the network's flagship program, 3ABN Today.


In April 2007 it was announced that Amazing Facts and 3ABN will be merging.[1][2][3] However, on August 2007, after several months of review, Amazing Facts announced they will not merge with 3ABN due to issues with structural dynamics.[4] The Amazing Facts is an American radio program and media ministry founded in 1965 by Joe Crews in Baltimore, Maryland. ...


Another change came in August 2007, Jim Gilley was selected as the new president of 3ABN. Gilley is described as a man with "vast experience in administration and in both personal and public evangelism." [5]


Controversies and criticism

Linda Shelton

In 2004 Linda Shelton was suddenly removed from programming, the website, the board, and her CDs were pulled from the inventory. There quickly grew a cloud of speculation around the divorce of founders Danny and Linda Shelton. Over the past few years, rumours spread that Linda was unfaithful in her marriage to Danny, and as a result was removed from the ministry and divorced. Linda has started a website asserting that she was not the unfaithful one and is requesting proof be provided showing her guilt or that her name be cleared.[6] [7]


Criticism from Save3ABN dot org

Since Danny and Linda Shelton's divorce in June 2004, a website, Save3ABN dot org, came forward alleging various concerns and has drawn enough attention that a lawsuit has been filed. The site, run by Gailon Joy and Bob Pickle, allege infidelity, mishandling of funds, and sexual indiscretions. (see also [1])


Repercussions

Although 3ABN is a self supporting ministry and is not owned by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, the controversy from the Save3ABN dot org and surrounding the divorce has gained international attention of the world church leadership and has caused the President as well the Chairman of the 3ABN board to address the issues. As a result of all the attention within the church, the leadership are conflicted and perhaps confused with how to deal with this since they have no authority in the matter. Conflicting statements of how 3ABN will be treated have come forward from top officials in the Seventh-day Adventist denomination. On June 1, 2007, a report came from the South Pacific Division Administrators' Council and Institute of Public Evangelism Committee which contained the following statement: The Seventh-day Adventist (abbreviated Adventist[1]) Church is a Christian denomination which is distinguished by its observance of Saturday, the seventh day of the week, as the Sabbath. ... The General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists is the governing organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. ...

The General Conference has suspended 3ABN’s [Three Angels Broadcasting Network] Supportive Ministry status until some well-known issues in more than one area are sorted out. Basically, a lot of smoke doesn’t necessarily presume a fire, but it definitely needs investigation and caution.[8]

When world church leadership was asked for additional information, no denials or mistakes were given about the original report, yet a statement saying: “There has been no change or review of the status of 3ABN as a supporting ministry by the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists,”[8] was issued. The General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists is the governing organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. ...


Removal from Sky Angel

3ABN had been removed from carriage on the Dominion Sky Angel DBS system which is available on the Dish Network platform. Although Sky Angel indicated it was due to technical limitations, 3ABN had a press release that the technical issue was resolved within two hours, however they were kept off for some time, for other, unknown reasons. After a successful write-in campaign, 3ABN is now available on Dish Network as well as Sky Angel. Sky Angel is a multi-channel, direct-to-home satellite television and radio service that specializes in Christian and family-friendly programming. ... DISH Network is a direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service that provides satellite television and audio programming to households and businesses in the United States, owned by parent company EchoStar Communications Corporation. ... DISH Network is a direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service that provides satellite television and audio programming to households and businesses in the United States, owned by parent company EchoStar Communications Corporation. ...


Responses to criticism

Programming

See also: List of 3ABN programs

The Three Angels Broadcasting Network, or 3ABN for short, is a non-profit, 24-hour multimedia Christian ministry, an American television and radio network which primarily focuses on Christian programming. ...

Viewing and Listening Sources

Availability

3ABN TV is now available on Dish Network as well as Sky Angel.
KBLN in Southern Oregon and Northern California provide 3ABN programming and plan to purchase a full power TV Station in Roseburg Oregon and a low power TV Station in Eugene Oregon providing coverage to more than 500,000 people. DISH Network is a direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service that provides satellite television and audio programming to households and businesses in the United States, owned by parent company EchoStar Communications Corporation. ...


Internet

3ABN TV and Radio are available in audio and video streams online from the 3ABN website.


Satellite

3ABN TV and radio are available on the following satellites covering all inhabited continents. Satellite TV reception equipment is available directly from 3ABN.

AMC-4
Coverage: US, Canada, Mexico, Caribbean
Transponder: 6
Frequency: 11,822
Polarization: Horizontal
Symbol Rate: 5.700
FEC: 2/3
Channel 1 English TV
Channel 2 TV Latino
Channel 3 3ABN Radio
Channel 4 Radio 74
PAS-9
Coverage: Americas, Caribbean, Western Europe
Transponder: 11-C
Frequency: 3,933
Polarization: Vertical
Symbol Rate: 7.000
FEC: 3/4
Channel 1 English TV
Channel 2 TV Latino
Channel 3 3ABN Radio
Hot Bird 6
Coverage: Middle East
Transponder: 75
Frequency: 12,207
Polarization: Horizontal
Symbol Rate: 27.500
FEC: 3/4
Channel 1 English TV
Channel 2 3ABN Radio
Thaicom-5
Coverage: Africa, Asia
Transponder: 6G Global Beam
Frequency: 3,640
Polarization: Horizontal
Symbol Rate: 28,066
FEC: 3/4
Channel 1 English TV
Channel 2 3ABN Radio
OPTUS-B3
Coverage: Australia, New Zealand
Transponder: T-5
Frequency: 12,525
Polarization: Vertical
Symbol Rate: 30000
FEC: 2/3
Channel 1 English TV
Channel 2 3ABN Radio

Satellite dish and receiver systems that are capable of receiving 3ABN are available from a number of commercial sources as well as 3ABN.


UHF and VHF Broadcast Stations

3ABN TV is available from the following list of 3ABN affiliate broadcast stations.


Cable TV

3ABN TV is available from the following list of cable stations.

  • SkyCable Channel 7

References

  1. ^ http://3abn.org/3abn_amazingfacts.cfm
  2. ^ http://3abn.org/amazingfacts_3abn.cfm
  3. ^ http://www.amazingfacts.org/news/read_news.asp?ID=141
  4. ^ http://www.amazingfacts.org/news/read_news.asp?ID=159
  5. ^ http://www.3abn.org/announcements.cfm
  6. ^ http://lindashelton.org/questions.html
  7. ^ http://www.atoday.com/magazine/2004/05/troubled-3abn-fires-linda-shelton
  8. ^ a b Taylor, Ervin (2007-07-10). Update on 3ABN’s Supporting Ministry Status With General Conference: GC Issues a Formal Statement and Additional Information from the South Pacific Division. Atoday.com. Retrieved on 2007-07-10.

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